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    whitewater rapid

    Both whitewater and rapid seem to mean "fast current", so what does it mean each or as a whole?

    ex)Planning a trip to an unfamiliar place is like running a whitewater rapid. Watch the rapid carefully, evaluate alternative routes, then organize your course....

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    Re: whitewater rapid

    Well, I'm not a rafting expert by all means. However, having lived in New Zealand where rafting is widely practised, I'll try and give it a go.
    Maybe the writer wanted to distinguish between white-water and black-water rapids, as you can go either white-water rafting or black-water rafting depending on your preferences.
    Hope this helps.
    p.s. FYI check this out for a good explanation of what black-water rafting is.

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